Wixon, Inc., a national food ingredients company in the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis, broke ground Monday, March 17, for a culinary center to create, test and demonstrate food specialties and to develop new meat products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an interim final rule to amend the existing health claim regarding soluble fiber and reduced risk of heart disease, to include barley betafiber as an authorized source of soluble fiber. Cargills patent-pending manufacturing process permits Cargill to produce a high beta glucan content product which provides customers a great ability to create new products that meet the requirements for the FDA health claim.
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said ethanol is not having a "major" impact on food prices, and downplayed calls by lawmakers and industry groups to make changes to programs that promote increased use of biofuels.
U.S. food prices will rise by 5 percent this year, the largest increase since 1990 and propelled by sharply higher prices for bread, cookies and other bakery products, the Agriculture Department said on Monday.